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Graduate Admissions

Admission to any of our graduate programs requires an online application and supporting materials, which will allow our faculty to assess your potential for and your compatibility with our programs. Refer to the tabs below for detailed information regarding deadlines, required application materials, the admissions process and general eligibility requirements of each program. For detailed information on the application process, see the OSU Graduate and Professional Admissions website, application instructions, and their FAQs page. Also see our own Knowlton School Graduate Admissions FAQs pdf for program specific questions.

If you are an OSU undergraduate student currently enrolled in the BS in City and Regional Planning program and you want to apply to the combined BS/MCRP program, refer to our BS/MCRP page for details.

If you are a current or former OSU graduate student and you wish to apply to another graduate program, you do not follow the same process as first-time applicants. Please contact the Knowlton School Graduate Programs Coordinator for details.

At Ohio State, we also have a dual degree option where students can earn multiple degrees if they wish to pursue two specific areas of interest. To read more about this option, select the dual degree admissions option below.

Please see our financial aid page for more information on funding opportunities.

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Master of Architecture (MArch) Admission Information

ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Previous Education | There are currently no course prerequisites to be eligible for admission into the program, but it is recommended that you have taken a basic math and physics course prior to starting the program. A bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from an accredited college or university is required to be considered for admission to the MArch program. Applicants who possess a bachelor of science in architecture or a bachelor of arts in architecture from an NAAB accredited program, or a four-year architecture degree from an accredited foreign college or university may be considered for admission into the MArch program with advanced placement into the second year of the program. Applicants will be placed into the first or second year of the three year program based on an evaluation of all application materials. Note that if an applicant with a previous architecture background is placed into the full three year program, he/she may potentially waive out of classes based on prior coursework. This waiver process is completed in the first week of classes and typically requires a review of previous course syllabi. The waiver policy is meant to avoid repetition and allows students to explore interests through electives.

GPA | In order to be considered for admission, applicants should generally have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale, or a B average on another scale. If an applicant has taken undergraduate coursework at multiple institutions, the GPA will be combined into one overall undergraduate GPA. Graduate credit is calculated into a separate graduate GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores | GRE scores are required of all applicants, though the program does not have required minimum GRE scores. Information on the GRE may be found at ets.org/gre. The test must have been taken in the past five years.

English Proficiency Scores | Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. Target scores are as follows: 100 TOEFL IBT, 86 MELAB, or 7.5 IELTS. Valid test scores must be from within the last two years.

Financial Review | Admitted international applicants are required to show evidence that they have sufficient funding to pay for all tuition and living expenses while at the university. Instructions would be sent if/when the applicant accepts the offer of admission. Please do not send these documents until requested. For more information, see gpadmissions.osu.edu.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

Autumn 2018 Application Deadline | January 1, 2018
The program only admits students to start in the Autumn semester. The Autumn 2018 application remains open after the priority deadline; please contact Knowlton Graduate Programs Coordinator Jacquelyn Monnin at monnin.69@osu.edu if you would like to submit a late application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Required application materials are listed below. The OSU Graduate Admissions office administers the online application and a complete set of instructions can be found at admissions.osu.edu. Their website also has a list of FAQs for your reference. For the documents to be uploaded with the online application, allowed file types include the following or similar document types: .doc, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .PDF, .png, .ppt, .rtf, .tif, .txt, .xls. Do not upload zipped files or files with non-standard extensions or the document will not be accepted.


OSU Graduate Admission Application and Application Fee   Complete the online application at gpadmissions.osu.edu. The application fee ($60 for US citizens; $70 for international applicants) is paid online during submission of the application.

Transcripts   Official transcripts are required from each institution from which college credit was awarded. (OSU transcripts are not required for credit earned at OSU). A scan of an official transcript (front and back) may be uploaded to the online application to fulfill this requirement. If admitted, a final official transcript must be submitted. Mailed transcripts should be sent to the OSU Graduate Admissions Office (address listed below). See the application instructions for details.

Evidence of English Proficiency  

Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores  

Official GRE scores are required for all applicants. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Statement of Purpose  

Your 1-2 page statement of purpose should indicate your academic and career goals. Upload the document to your online application.


Resume  

Your resume should be 1-2 pages. Upload the document to your online application.


Three Letters of Recommendation  

Enter your recommenders’ information in the online application including a professional or academic email address for each. Once you have submitted the application, each recommender will receive an email request with a link to submit their letter online.


Portfolio  

Applicants submit a portfolio as an uploaded attachment to the online application.There is no prescribed set of requirements for the portfolio except for restrictions on size: a digital file may not exceed 30MB. All applicants regardless of their previous experience must submit a portfolio. The portfolio should be well-designed and cohesive, and it should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to clearly present material. Program-related projects are strongly encouraged, but the portfolio may include any creative visual work (e.g. photography, painting). Number of pages and format of the portfolio is left to the discretion of the applicant.


MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

Your initial status will first become available 2–3 days after we receive your application and you should monitor the status of your application at appstatus.osu.edu. First time applicants are sent an email assigning an OSU ID and username. Previous OSU students will use their regular OSU login. If your status shows missing letters of recommendation, you can use this link to send reminders and add new recommenders. As materials are received, they should be marked as complete online within 5 business days. Test scores and transcripts typically take a couple of weeks to be processed. Note that during the months of December and January, we do receive an influx of applications and processing time may take longer. Please continue to monitor the status of your application and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please do not upload documents multiple times as each item submitted will be included in your application. Your application status will say “pending” until a decision has been made on your application. When a decision has been made, your status will reflect the decision and you will receive a notification. The majority of admissions decisions and financial aid awards will be made February-March, though notifications may continue through the summer.


QUESTIONS?

With questions regarding the online application, transcripts, and submission of test scores, contact:

OSU Graduate Admissions | (e): gpadmissions@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-9444

Regular postal address for mailing within the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218-2004

 

Express mail address for mailing from outside U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions
Student Academic Services Building
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1132 USA

With questions regarding the program’s admissions requirements, financial aid, and general program questions, contact:

Jacquelyn Monnin|  (e): monnin.69@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-1012

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Knowlton School
The Ohio State University
275 West Woodruff Avenue, Room 100A
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Admission Information

ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Previous Education | A bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission to the MLA I program. Advanced placement may be granted to some applicants based on an evaluation of all application materials. Applicants who possess a bachelor of science in landscape architecture or bachelor of landscape architecture degree from an ASLA accredited program may be considered for admission into the MLA II program. Applicants with a landscape architecture degree from an institution outside of the U.S. are typically considered for the MLA I program due to licensure regulations, however advanced placement may be considered. Applicants to the MLA I or MLA II should follow the same application instructions.

GPA | In order to be considered for admission, applicants should generally have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale, or a B average on another scale. If an applicant has taken undergraduate coursework at multiple institutions, the GPA will be combined into one overall undergraduate GPA. Graduate credit is calculated into a separate graduate GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores | GRE scores are required of all applicants, though the program does not have required minimum GRE scores. Information on the GRE may be found at ets.org/gre. The test must have been taken in the past five years.

English Proficiency Scores | Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. Target scores are as follows: 100 TOEFL, 86 MELAB, or 7.5 IELTS. Valid test scores must be from within the last two years.

Financial Review | Admitted international applicants are required to show evidence that they have sufficient funding to pay for all tuition and living expenses while at the university. Instructions would be sent if/when the applicant accepts the offer of admission. Please do not send these documents until requested. For more information, see gpadmissions.osu.edu.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

Autumn 2018 Application Deadline | January 1, 2018

The program only admits students to start in the Autumn semester. The Autumn 2018 application remains open after the priority deadline; please contact Graduate Programs Coordinator Jacquelyn Monnin at monnin.69@osu.edu if you would like to submit a late application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Required application materials are listed below. The OSU Graduate Admissions office administers the online application and a complete set of instructions can be found at admissions.osu.edu. Their website also has a list of FAQs for your reference. For the documents to be uploaded with the online application, allowed file types include the following or similar document types: .doc, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .PDF, .png, .ppt, .rtf, .tif, .txt, .xls. Do not upload zipped files or files with non-standard extensions or the document will not be accepted.


OSU Graduate Admission Application and Application Fee   Complete the online application at gpadmissions.osu.edu. The application fee ($60 for US citizens; $70 for international applicants) is paid online during submission of the application.

Transcripts   Official transcripts are required from each institution from which college credit was awarded. (OSU transcripts are not required for credit earned at OSU). A scan of an official transcript (front and back) may be uploaded to the online application to fulfill this requirement. If admitted, a final official transcript must be submitted. Mailed transcripts should be sent to the OSU Graduate Admissions Office (address listed below). See the application instructions for details.

Evidence of English Proficiency  

Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores  

Official GRE scores are required for all applicants. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Statement of Purpose  

Your 1-2 page statement of purpose should indicate your academic and career goals. Upload the document to your online application.


Resume  

Your resume should be 1-2 pages. Upload the document to your online application.


Three Letters of Recommendation  

Enter your recommenders’ information in the online application including a professional or academic email address for each. Once you have submitted the application, each recommender will receive an email request with a link to submit their letter online.


Portfolio  

Applicants submit a portfolio as an uploaded attachment to the online application. There is no prescribed set of requirements for the portfolio except for restrictions on size: a digital file may not exceed 30MB. It is advised to limit the length of the portfolio to 12-24 pages (quality is better than quantity). Below are suggestions for the portfolio:

a)     In the case of applicants with prior design experience, the Admissions Committee evaluates portfolios for evidence of conceptual reasoning, design ability, and graphic skills. Examples of work may include, but not be limited to, design documents, sketches, models, digital and hand renderings, free-hand drawing, graphic design, photographs of sculptures, and samples of writing. All work should be personal. In the case of group projects or projects carried out in an office, please clearly indicate your role in the process.

b)     In the case of applicants without prior design experience, the admissions committee evaluates portfolios for evidence of the candidate’s potential to perform in a design program and his/her interest in the discipline. Applicants can express why they want to study landscape architecture graphically, visually, and in writing. This documentation can be recording past experiences (personal, related to school, work, or travel) through photographs, drawings and sketches, and essays. All work should be personal and original.


MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

Your initial status will first become available 2–3 days after we receive your application and you should monitor the status of your application at appstatus.osu.edu. First time applicants are sent an email assigning an OSU ID and username. Previous OSU students will use their regular OSU login. If your status shows missing letters of recommendation, you can use this link to send reminders and add new recommenders. As materials are received, they should be marked as complete online within 5 business days. Test scores and transcripts typically take a couple of weeks to be processed. Note that during the months of December and January, we do receive an influx of applications and processing time may take longer. Please continue to monitor the status of your application and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please do not upload documents multiple times as each item submitted will be included in your application. Your application status will say “pending” until a decision has been made on your application. When a decision has been made, your status will reflect the decision and you will receive a notification. The majority of admissions decisions and financial aid awards will be made February-March, though notifications may continue through the summer.


QUESTIONS?

With questions regarding the online application, transcripts, and submission of test scores, contact:

OSU Graduate Admissions | (e): gpadmissions@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-9444

Regular postal address for mailing within the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions

P.O. Box 182004

Columbus, OH 43218-2004

 

Express mail address for mailing from outside the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions

Student Academic Services Building

281 W. Lane Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1132 USA

With questions regarding the program’s admissions requirements, financial aid, and general program questions, contact:

Jacquelyn Monnin | (e): monnin.69@osu.edu (t): 614-292-1012

Graduate Programs Coordinator

Knowlton School

The Ohio State University

275 West Woodruff Avenue, Room 100A

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) Admission Information

ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Previous Education | To be considered for admission into the MCRP program, a bachelor’s or professional degree (in any discipline) from a department of approved standing and granted by an accredited college or university is required. There are currently no course prerequisites to be eligible for admission into the program, however, it is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of statistics, economics, math, and writing prior to starting the program.

GPA | In order to be considered for admission, applicants should generally have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale, or a B average on another scale. If an applicant has taken undergraduate coursework at multiple institutions, the GPA will be combined into one overall undergraduate GPA. Graduate credit is calculated into a separate graduate GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores | Official GRE scores are required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent on another scale. Applicants wishing to be considered for fellowships must submit GRE scores by the application deadline. If an applicant does not meet the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement, the average of Quantitative and Verbal GRE scores should be over 50th percentile and Analytical Writing should be over 50th percentile as well. Information on the GRE may be found at ets.org/greValid test scores must be from within the last five years. 

English Proficiency Scores | Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. Target scores are as follows:  100 TOEFL IBT, 86 MELAB, or 7.5 IELTS. Valid test scores must be from within the last two years.

Financial Review | Admitted international applicants are required to show evidence that they have sufficient funding to pay for all tuition and living expenses while at the university. Instructions would be sent if/when the applicant accepts the offer of admission. Please do not send these documents until requested. For more information, see gpadmissions.osu.edu.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applicants may apply to begin the program in the Autumn, Spring or Summer terms, however, it is recommended that students begin their coursework in the Autumn term.

Admission Term

Summer 2018

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019

Application Opens

Currently Open

Currently Open

April 1, 2018

Application Closes

April 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

Applications completed by January 1, 2018 will receive priority consideration for funding opportunities through the Knowlton School. All applicants wishing to be considered for a fellowship must submit their complete application by this priority deadline. Additional information regarding financial aid can be found on the school’s financial aid page:knowlton.osu.edu/students/financial-aid.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Required application materials are listed below. The OSU Graduate Admissions office administers the online application and a complete set of instructions can be found at admissions.osu.edu. Their website also has a list of FAQs for your reference. For the documents to be uploaded with the online application, allowed file types include the following or similar document types: .doc, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .PDF, .png, .ppt, .rtf, .tif, .txt, .xls. Do not upload zipped files or files with non-standard extensions or the document will not be accepted.


OSU Graduate Admission Application and Application Fee   Complete the online application at gpadmissions.osu.edu. The application fee ($60 for US citizens; $70 for international applicants) is paid online during submission of the application.

Transcripts   Official transcripts are required from each institution from which college credit was awarded. (OSU transcripts are not required for credit earned at OSU). A scan of an official transcript (front and back) may be uploaded to the online application to fulfill this requirement. If admitted, a final official transcript must be submitted. Mailed transcripts should be sent to the OSU Graduate Admissions Office (address listed below). See the application instructions for details.

Evidence of English Proficiency  

Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores   Official GRE scores are required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent on another scale. Applicants wishing to be considered for fellowships must submit GRE scores. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).

Personal Statement  

The personal statement is a 1-2 page narrative that provides insight into why you want to get a master’s degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University and what you want to do once you earn the degree. It is appropriate to relate how your personal and/or educational experiences thus far have led you to your decision to pursue this degree. Upload through the online application.


Resume  

This 1 page professional resume should include academic and relevant professional history. Upload through the online application.


Three Letters of Recommendation  

Enter your recommenders’ information in the online application including a professional or academic email address. Once you have submitted the application, each recommender will receive an email request with a link to submit their letter online. Your letters of recommendation are important for the admissions committee to assess preparedness for graduate work. It is strongly recommended that at least one letter, and preferably 2, should be written by faculty from undergraduate or graduate study. Other letter writers should be from supervisors or similar professional contacts who have monitored your work. Recommenders should be able to relate your skills in some detail. Personal associates (friends, family members, or peer work colleagues) are not appropriate references for admissions consideration.


MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

Your initial status will first become available 2–3 days after we receive your application and you should monitor the status of your application at appstatus.osu.edu. First time applicants are sent an email assigning an OSU ID and username. Previous OSU students will use their regular OSU login. If your status shows missing letters of recommendation, you can use this link to send reminders and add new recommenders. As materials are received, they should be marked as complete online within 5 business days. Test scores and transcripts typically take a couple of weeks to be processed. Note that during the months of December and January, we do receive an influx of applications and processing time may take longer. Please continue to monitor the status of your application and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please do not upload documents multiple times as each item submitted will be included in your application. Your application status will say “pending” until a decision has been made on your application. When a decision has been made, your status will reflect the decision and you will receive a notification. The MCRP admissions process is conducted on a rolling basis. Typically, you can expect to receive a decision within a few weeks after submitting the complete application. Financial aid awardees are usually notified in March though awards may continue to be awarded through the summer as decisions are received.


QUESTIONS?

With questions regarding the online application, transcripts, and submission of test scores, contact:

OSU Graduate Admissions | (e): gpadmissions@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-9444

Regular postal address for mailing within the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218-2004

 

Express mail address for mailing from outside U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions
Student Academic Services Building
281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1132 USA

With questions regarding the program’s admissions requirements, financial aid, and general program questions, contact:

Jacquelyn Monnin |  (e): monnin.69@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-1012

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Knowlton School
The Ohio State University
275 West Woodruff Avenue, Room 100A
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Ph.D in City and Regional Planning Admission Information

ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Previous Education | Applications to the Ph.D. in CRP program are accepted from students about to complete and/or have completed their baccalaureate or master's degree(s). While the program places no restrictions on previous fields of study, applicants are encouraged to review our faculty pages to gain a better understanding of if and how their research interests will align with one or more of our faculty members.

GPA | In order to be considered for admission, applicants should generally have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale, or a B average on another scale. If an applicant has taken undergraduate coursework at multiple institutions, the GPA will be combined into one overall undergraduate GPA. Graduate credit is calculated into a separate graduate GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores | GRE scores are required of all applicants, though the program does not have required minimum GRE scores. Information on the GRE may be found at ets.org/gre. The test must have been taken in the past five years.

English Proficiency Scores | Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. Target scores are as follows: 100 TOEFL IBT, 86 MELAB, or 7.5 IELTS. Valid test scores must be from within the last two years.

Financial Review | Admitted international applicants are required to show evidence that they have sufficient funding to pay for all tuition and living expenses while at the university. Instructions would be sent if/when the applicant accepts the offer of admission. Please do not send these documents until requested. For more information, see gpadmissions.osu.edu.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

Autumn 2018 Application Deadline | December 1, 2017
The program only admits students to start in the Autumn semester. The Autumn application opens September 1.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Required application materials are listed below. The OSU Graduate Admissions office administers the online application and a complete set of instructions can be found at admissions.osu.edu. Their website also has a list of FAQs for your reference. For the documents to be uploaded with the online application, allowed file types include the following or similar document types: .doc, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .PDF, .png, .ppt, .rtf, .tif, .txt, .xls. Do not upload zipped files or files with non-standard extensions or the document will not be accepted.


OSU Graduate Admission Application and Application Fee   Complete the online application at gpadmissions.osu.edu. The application fee ($60 for US citizens; $70 for international applicants) is paid online during submission of the application.

Transcripts   Official transcripts are required from each institution from which college credit was awarded. (OSU transcripts are not required for credit earned at OSU). A scan of an official transcript (front and back) may be uploaded to the online application to fulfill this requirement. If admitted, a final official transcript must be submitted. Mailed transcripts should be sent to the OSU Graduate Admissions Office (address listed below). See the application instructions for details.

Evidence of English Proficiency  

Official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores are required for any applicant whose native language is not English, and who has been educated primarily outside of the U.S. Exclusions and details can be found in the application instructions and Graduate Admissions FAQs. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores  

Official GRE scores are required for all applicants. To submit official scores, use OSU reporting code 1592 (no department code).


Statement of Research Interest  

This statement is a 1-3 page narrative that provides insight into why you want to pursue a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University and what you want to do once you earn the degree. It is important to relate not only how your personal and educational experiences thus far have led you to your decision to pursue this degree, but also details about the research direction you wish to pursue.  A clear research direction is critical to determine fit with the program and potential faculty advisors. Upload through the online application.


Curriculum Vitae  

The curriculum vitae should include academic and relevant professional history.  Research projects, papers, and conference presentations are especially good to include if applicable. Upload through the online application.



Example of Research or Written Work

 

i.e. literature review, empirical study, term paper, or thesis. Design portfolios are not appropriate. Upload through the online application.


Three Letters of Recommendation  

Enter your recommenders’ information in the online application including a professional or academic email address. Once you have submitted the application, each recommender will receive an email request with a link to submit their letter online. Your letters of recommendation are important for the admissions committee to assess preparedness for graduate work. It is strongly recommended that at least one letter, and preferably 2, should be written by faculty from undergraduate or graduate study. Other letter writers should be from supervisors or similar professional contacts who have monitored your work. Recommenders should be able to relate in some detail about your skills. Personal associates (friends, family members, or peer work colleagues) are not appropriate references for admissions consideration.


MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE

Your initial status will first become available 2–3 days after we receive your application and you should monitor the status of your application at appstatus.osu.edu. First time applicants are sent an email assigning an OSU ID and username. Previous OSU students will use their regular OSU login. If your status shows missing letters of recommendation, you can use this link to send reminders and add new recommenders. As materials are received, they should be marked as complete online within 5 business days. Test scores and transcripts typically take a couple of weeks to be processed. Note that during the months of December and January, we do receive an influx of applications and processing time may take longer. Please continue to monitor the status of your application and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please do not upload documents multiple times as each item submitted will be included in your application. Your application status will say “pending” until a decision has been made on your application. When a decision has been made, your status will reflect the decision and you will receive a notification. The majority of admissions decisions and financial aid awards will be made January-March, though notifications may continue through the summer.


QUESTIONS?

With questions regarding the online application, transcripts, and submission of test scores, contact:

OSU Graduate Admissions | (e): gpadmissions@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-9444

Regular postal address for mailing within the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions

P.O. Box 182004

Columbus, OH 43218-2004

 

Express mail address for mailing from outside the U.S.

Graduate and Professional Admissions

Student Academic Services Building

281 W. Lane Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1132 USA

With questions regarding the program’s admissions requirements, financial aid, and general program questions, contact:

Jacquelyn Monnin |  (e): monnin.69@osu.edu  (t): 614-292-1012

Graduate Programs Coordinator

Knowlton School

The Ohio State University

275 West Woodruff Avenue, Room 100A

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Dual Degree Admission Information

Students who earn a dual degree become experts in an area of concentration, earn two degrees typically in less time than it would take to complete them separately and are more marketable after graduation. Below is a list of potential dual degree programs with the Knowlton School. It is also possible for students to arrange their own unique dual degree program with any two graduate degrees offered at OSU. Students pursuing a dual degree complete the requirements of each individual degree while applying approved courses towards both degrees. Time to completion depends on the flexibility of the two degrees and the planning of courses. 

Knowlton School Dual Degree Programs

MCRP / MLA Landscape Architecture

MCRP / MPA Public Affairs

MCRP / MS Civil Engineering -- Transportation

MCRP / MA African-American and African Studies

MCRP / MENR Environment and Natural Resources

MCRP / MS Environmental Science

MCRP / MA Geography

MCRP / MSW Social Work

MCRP / JD Law

Dual Degree Application Process

The application to pursue a dual degree program may be completed at the time of your first application and no later than 2 semesters prior to graduation. Planning early is encouraged. Because each program may have unique application processes, you should research the program for details. Generally, there are two options for admission into a dual degree program.

1)     You can apply directly to both programs following the application instructions for each program. You would submit separate online applications and application fees. Note that only one copy of transcripts and test scores are required. If you wish to use the same letters of recommendation, you may ask the graduate programs coordinators to share letters to be included in each application.

2)     You may first apply to one program. If admitted, you are typically not required to submit a full new application again to apply to the second program. Generally, you can ask your current program’s coordinator to send a copy of your original application to the second program’s coordinator. Note that the second program may require additional admission materials and may only accept applications at certain times of the year.

 

 

a) If you are applying to the MCRP as your second program, please send the Knowlton graduate programs coordinator a copy of your updated resume and a new statement of intent in addition to having your original application sent. Students may apply to the MCRP at any time throughout the year as the program has rolling admissions.

b) If you are applying to the M.Arch, MLA or PhD in CRP programs as your second program, you must follow the program’s standard application deadlines. See the program’s admissions information on the Knowlton website for details. Have your coordinator send your original application to the Knowlton Graduate Programs Coordinator. You are not required to submit new test scores, transcripts or the online application again unless these items need to be updated. Send the Knowlton Graduate Programs Coordinator a new statement of purpose, resume and portfolio via email. Ask three recommenders to send the Knowlton Graduate Programs Coordinator an email with their letter of recommendation. Decisions are typically made in March and students begin the program in the fall.

If admitted to both programs, you would fill out the online “Dual Degree Plan Approval Form” via GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU. Using this form, you will plan out which courses will be used towards each unique program, and which courses will be used as dual credit towards both degrees. This form must be approved by the Graduate Studies Chairs from each program and the Graduate School will officially update the student’s record.

Graduate School Handbook | gradsch.osu.edu